BRAKENHALE OPEN LEARNING CENTRE
BRACKNELL FOREST BOROUGH COUNCIL
The new extension to the Brakenhale Open Learning Centre is a community facility serving both adults and children, and is the home of the Berkshire Maestros musical community.
The building sets an example in sustainability and is made from recycled and renewable materials. It has a photovoltaic roof, providing free electricity, a natural ventilation system, powered by the sun, rainwater harvesting and extra insulation to reduce the heating load. Natural lighting is used where possible to reduce electrical consumption, and natural shading reduces heat build up.
The Open Learning Centre has a philosophy of openness. We have tried to provide an environment that is open, safe and light to all users, adult and child, and a comfortable environment for the staff.